What? Like it’s hard?
“In my very informal survey of Covid-19-era hires who work in office jobs, the key challenge appears to be the most obvious one: You have to work with a lot of people you’ve never met before, and seeing them on video calls doesn’t mean you’re really getting to know them. As a result, miscommunication happens more easily because you’re missing out on forming personal connections. Another downside is that the in-person exchange of ideas the much-embraced (and much-loathed) open office plan is supposed to foster is a lot harder to replicate when you’re remote.” Peter Kafka: How to make the most of starting a new job remotely
Baked in a bubble. We’re getting a new season of “The Great British Bake-Off,” filmed over the summer thanks to a new location and revised schedule inside of a bubble. Reality Blurred: How the Great British Bake-Off season 11 was filmed
A museum piece. The year is 1996 and little-known actress Reese Witherspoon (2-3 years from “Pleasantville,” “Election” and “Cruel Intentions”) captures a photo later called a “selfie” with Josh from “Clueless” (better known as actor Paul Rudd). Did they invent the selfie? Let it be so.
Time to kill? Rolling Stone updated its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, for the first time since 2003 (“Amy Winehouse was still three years from releasing Back to Black, and Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city, was almost a decade away; many of today’s top musicians (and fans) weren’t in middle school yet.”), and 154 new albums entering the rankings.
Yes, really. TikTok users are reshaping their teeth with nail files. NYPost: “Evans recalled one video in which a woman with a chipped tooth filed down her two front teeth to match her imperfect tooth’s length.”